How else can you explain the gusto with which Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and his allegedly socialist government had used the Francoist minded Law of Political Parties against the nationalist Basque electoral lists?
Rodriguez Zapatero claims to represent the dreams and projects of those Spanish Republicans who escaped Franco's slaughter house, yet, he does not hesitate to use a repressive tool left to him by his predecessor, José María Aznar, a rabid extreme-right thug.
If the members of the Partido Popular have shown a complete disdain for the Basque people right to their self determination it is understandable, they are after all the ideological children of the likes of Hitler, Franco and Mussolini. But to see the members of the PSOE wanting to outdo the PP tells us a story of how democracy never truly arrived in Spain.
This note was issued by UPI:
Spain bans Basque party from elections
MADRID, May 16 (UPI) -- Spain's highest court has banned the Basque separatist group Abertzale Sozialisten Batasuna, or ABS, from participating in elections.
However, ABS party officials said they would field candidates in local and regional elections scheduled for May 27, EFE news agency reported Wednesday.
The head of the political wing of Basque separatists Batasuna, Joseba Alvarez, accused Spanish President Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero of abandoning the fragile peace process between the Spanish government and the Basque separatist group ETA.
Oh yeah, and I removed the biased 800 paragraph.
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